Scoot takes SilkAir routes

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 8 August 2017: Following the merger of Tiger Air and Scoot some of SilkAir’s services are being transferred to the low-cost airline.

Scoot will take over services to Kuching in Malaysia, 29 October and to Palembang in Indonesia, 23 November.

SilkAir flies four times weekly to Kuching and has  three weekly fights to Palembang. Its fares are not competitive with low-cost airlines prompting the decision to shift the service to Scoot. Read more

No bond between airlines and agents

June 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017: Are airlines quietly denying travel agencies the oxygen of a competitive fare? Or perhaps they smothering their business partner quietly with a fluffy pillow, praying the old codger would breathe his last and be gone?  Sadly it looks that way for the almost pensioned travel agent.

Long gone are the days when airlines depended on travel agencies for the bulk of their bookings. The very notion of keeping back a best-of-its-class fare was unheard of when travel agencies ruled the roost. Just the hint that a better deal could be sourced elsewhere would have brought the travel agency community down on the hapless airline like a ton of bricks.

I had almost forgot the love-hate relationship between airlines and travel agencies. I just assumed that if I sourced a great fare on an airline website that the airline would still be looking out for its faithful business partner, the traditional travel agency. The same fare would be available to a loyal agent. All I had to was ask. No such luck. Read more

Silk cuts fares from Chiang Mai

June 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

CHIANG MAI, 24 June 2016: SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, sells promotional fares for travel to selected destinations until the end of March next year.

The promotion sells a roundtrip fare, inclusive of airport taxes, fees, fuel and insurance surcharges, ex-Chiang Mai, starting at THB7,630 to Singapore.

Fares to Indonesia sell at  THB13,820 to Yogyakarta and THB14,570 to Denpasar-Bali. Read more